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Episode 1

1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 October 2012

Is the piano trio the most popular jazz combination? In the first of two programmes for Radio 3's Piano Season, Geoffrey Smith surveys the development of the format in the 40s and 50s, from Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson to Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Teddy Wilson

    Teddy Wilson Three Little Words

    Composer: Kalmar-Ruby Performers: Teddy Wilson, p; Milt Hinton, b; Jo Jones, d. January 1955

    Complete Recordings, Essential Jazz Classics, EJCS5408; D1, Tr.4

  • Image for Clarence Profit

    Clarence Profit I Got Rhythm

    Composer: George and Ira Gershwin Performers: Clarence Profit, p; Billy Moore, g; Ben Brown, b. February 1939

    Swing Street vol II, Columbia, SX 1506. S2/7

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Honeysuckle Rose

    Composer: Waller Performers: Nat King Cole, p; Oscar Moore, g; Johnny Miller, b. July 1947

    The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio, Capitol, CDP 7982882 (1); Tr. 10

  • Image for Oscar Peterson

    Oscar Peterson Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey Sr. Maceo Pinkard Performers: Oscar Peterson, p; Herb Ellis, g; Ray Brown, b. July 1958

    On The Town, Verve, 543 834-2. T.1

  • Image for Oscar Peterson

    Oscar Peterson Place St. Henri

    Composer: Peterson Performers: Oscar Peterson, p; Ray Brown, b; Ed Thigpen, d. 1964

    Canadiana Suite, Fontana, SFL 13015. S1/3

  • Image for Erroll Garner

    Erroll Garner Teach Me Tonight

    Composer: Cahn & De Paul Performers: Erroll Garner, p; Eddie Calhoun, b; Denzil Best, d. September 1955

    Concert By The Sea, Columbia, 451042 2. Tr. 2

  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans What is There to Say

    Composer: Harburg, Duke Performers: Bill Evans, p; Sam Jones, b; Philly Joe Jones, d. December 1958.

    The Way To Play, Proper, P169. CD1, Tr. 17

  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans Solar

    Composer: Davis Performers: Bill Evans, p; Scott LaFaro, b Paul Motian, d. June 1961.

    The Way To Play, Proper, P169. CD4, Tr.4

  • Image for Ahmad Jamal

    Ahmad Jamal Billy Boy

    Composer: Trad Performers: Ahmad Jamal, p; Israel Crosby, b; Vernell Fournier, d.January 1956

    The Quintessence, Fremeaux & Associes, FA 289. D1, Tr.13

  • Image for Ahmad Jamal

    Ahmad Jamal One For Miles

    Composer: Jamal Performers: Ahmad Jamal, p; Jamil Sulieman, b; Chuck Lampkin, d. June 1964

    Naked City Theme, Chess, CRL 4001. S2/2


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